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Transcripts: Jaguars Postgame Quotes Week 10

Head Coach Gus Bradley

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(opening statement) "Unbelievable game, give credit; both teams really battled with that game going back and forth. We knew it was going to be a one possession game just by the history of both teams. We had a pretty good idea it would be that. Field position was going to be a big factor. Special teams were going to be a big factor. And I think all those things came. I really give credit to our players. The will they had. We talked about it at halftime, to come out and the coaches came up with their game plan. And it really comes down to players making plays. Offensive players making plays, defensive players getting take aways and stops, and special team's execution. For them to put it all together I think it was even highlighted more by the battle of field position and to come away with the win was great for our team."

(on if he was surprised he got the last play off) "Yes, listen, there's so many people that you look at. There were some mistakes out. We had some issues with execution, especially on the defense at the end and with some of the plays that were continued. But on that play Blake [Bortles] did a great job, got the ball out. He slipped I believe and had the fortitude to get up, keep the play going and then they hit him in the face mask. He didn't sit there and stay down. He kept battling. He kept competing, and that's our central theme, always compete."

(on the atmosphere of the locker room) "Unbelievable. I think they're really happy for a guy like Jason [Myers]. We thought we did some really good things defensively in the second half. We came out, we had a turnover, caused a turnover, caused a turnover and then a three-and-out and then a punt. And then we got a turnover off it. On offense we didn't execute. There was something, we just weren't right there. We had opportunities, the missed field goal in the first half. If we make that field goal and we score it could be 24-14. It's a different game. But we didn't. So we still have some of these things that we have to work out. And to finish like that was good."

(on what he learned about his team) "The effort, the scratching and the clawing, everything that they're doing. Let's make sure that we continue that part of it. That's a strength of ours and we want to build on that strength and today we needed it."

(on if it's a reach to say Jason Myers saved his job) "He missed it [first half field goal] but he hit the last one, and he hit it good too. It went in the net and it could have gone a little further too. I think they appreciate that. Sometimes there are guys all over that field and we had some errors and some missed execution. But they came back and they made plays too. Although his is more visible, that's what he did, he came back."

(on Jason Myers needed the last play for confidence) "I think he's always been a guy with great confidence. He just felt like he miss hit it. Sometimes you have to wait for the next game to get another opportunity. He got another opportunity."

(on thoughts of why the offense was off today) "I don't know. We were talking after the game and our tempo wasn't there. We tried to do some things to speed it up. We were just off on a few things. I don't know. I know we were talking about that on the side line. We just didn't feel like we were efficient in executing like we normally did."

(on staying positive with all the takeovers but no points) "I think because we kept them out of the end zone, and we kept them from scoring points when we got takeaways. So again, we look at it that way. We got off the field and it was a field position battle. When you get a take away and the ball is at the 35-yard line, if you do get stopped then you can punt it and change field position. And that's a positive. Believe me, we will address it. We have to come away with points."

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(on his emotions the last 10 seconds) "Something good is about to happen. I don't know. I think it was just, 'Hey, we want a chance, just give us a chance.' And, with that penalty, it gave us a chance. That's all you can hope for."

(on how important it was for Blake Bortles to get this road win) "We've been on the road quite a bit lately. And we're definitely looking forward to going back home. But to play as hard as we've done week-in and week-out, with the stretch that we've had, I think it's not only for Blake, but the whole team. I think it feels good for all of them."

(on the message to the team following this win with the upcoming schedule) "We don't talk like that. We put all of our attention into the day. The NFL is so hard, and you have to really devote all of your attention to that day. If you break away from that, and maybe some teams do, we choose not to. I think we have a team that really needs to focus on this opportunity. And then just take it day by day."

(on how this win can lift the team's spirit) "I think the way we lay it out when we talk to the team; I think they understood that every week, special teams is important. We went out there today, and they got some returns on us. They have to fix that. But to have to come to the way we anticipated, it could be a one possession game. We've got to battle now, we need your will. And special teams are going to be a big part of it. For that message and how we talk and then it came to … and then we end up winning. It goes back to a credit to them."

(on momentum going into Thursday's game) "It's good. Anytime you go into a short week like that, you don't have much time to celebrate it. Half the time, we usually do. We've got to get back to work. We've got to be smart with how we take care of these guys. And hopefully get ready to go by Thursday."

LB Telvin Smith

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(on the win) "It's great with all the hard work. We kept on saying 'turnovers are coming,' and they came. We kept on saying 'finish,' and we went back out and finished. We gave up the touchdown, but then came back and finished the last one to give the offense the ball back. We just stayed strong as a team."

(on the defensive play in the second half) "All the turnovers kept putting us in the position to set the offense up. We just kept battling, and they kept battling, and we came out on top. It was a team effort."

(on halftime adjustments) "We were fighting for field position the whole game. We just try to make sure we stop the run, and stop giving up those explosive passes. As we did that, and as we stuck with it, things started coming into our favor. We believed we were going to win the game, and we're glad to have the win. It was a great team win."

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TE Julius Thomas

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(on the win) "You've got to appreciate these wins. We've been in so many close games that have come down to the last possession, and to come out with a 'W' is great for our morale and confidence. I think a lot of times, people underrate how important confidence is in professional sports, so getting this win is great for our confidence."

(on the offensive performance) "We execute well sometimes, but we have to get to a point where we execute all of the time. We have to take better advantage of the turnovers that the defense gives us. Those sudden changes are important. We have to find ways to capitalize on them and get points. It's just great for our team to come out with a victory after a hard week of work."

(on the game-winning field goal) "It was a beautiful sight. We had one game like that get away from us this year. I'm excited for [Jason Myers] and our team to be able to move forward with that little bit of confidence. I'm sure that's great for his confidence since he missed a kick earlier in the game. To be able to put one in and make a play for your team, that's what everybody in this league really wants to do."

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LB Paul Posluszny

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(on the way the game ended) "I've never seen anything like that before, and [I] haven't been a part of a game like that before. That was wild, but I'm glad it ended the way it did. It looked like it was all over, and the crowds counting down 'three, two, one,' then you see a flag thrown. It was just crazy that it worked out that way, but we're really thankful that it did."

(on the team's confidence level in K Jason Myers at the end of the game) "We said, 'If the kid has a chance, he's going to knock it through.' That's what we were saying on the sidelines. We have full confidence in him. The one earlier that didn't go his way didn't matter. If he had the opportunity, he was going to win it for us."

(on getting a win) "It's good to get that winning feeling again. It shows us that as long as we stick with it, we're going to make some plays, and things are going to happen for us. At the end, we need to know that we have enough grit to win these games. We showed that today."

(on better defensive play in the second half) "We really just stuck to the plan. Our big thing was, we wanted to limit them in the running game, and I think for the most part we were able to do that. [QB Joe] Flacco was able to make some big time throws. The big difference in the second half was the turnovers, having the two interceptions and the fumble recovery on the muffed punt. That was the difference in the second half."

(on stopping the run) "[RB Justin Forsett]'s a really good running back, and they have a very physical offensive line. Moving forward, if we want to play really good defense week-in and week-out, we have to be very physical in the run game, limit them, and force them to throw the ball. That's our chance for us to make big plays."

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WR Allen Robinson

(on his touchdown) "I had a corner route, and I was able to get up on top of the defensive back, and then Blake [Bortles] gave me a chance."

(on having Marqise Lee back) "It felt real good. Marqise was able to step right in and have a pivotal catch on that last drive."

(on the offense) "I wouldn't say it was one of our better days, but we capitalized on some opportunities, which is the most important thing."

(on the final drive with no time outs remaining) "Those are scenarios we've been through before. For us, two minutes is one of our better things that we do as an offense. We've been in many two-minute situations at the end of halves and at the end of games this year, we just have to go out there and focus. We knew the task ahead of us, and we just capitalized."

(on the face mask penalty at the end of the game) "I really didn't know what happened. I was just glad that we were able to get another opportunity."

(on the chemistry between him, [Blake] Bortles, and [Allen] Hurns) "We just go out there and try to make plays. We're coached hard. They have very high expectations for us as we have high expectations for ourselves. The main thing for us is to take it day-to-day throughout the course of the week and game-to-game."

WR Allen Hurns

(on the offense) "We started out kind of slow going three and out. We couldn't move the ball much in the first quarter. But you have to finish games, and that's what it came down to. That's the good thing about this team. We never give up no matter what's going on. There were a couple plays that we thought we should have made that we didn't, but, at the end of the day, we got the victory."

(on the final drive) "We are strong mentally. Our quarterback was like, 'Let's go. We're going to go out there and finish the game.' That means a lot as a player. We're not putting too much pressure on ourselves."

(on the penalty at the end of the game) "That was a surprise. At first, I literally thought he [Bortles] took a knee. So, I wasn't sure what was going on, but I saw the face mask. So, I was glad about that one."

(on his touchdown) "I had a double move. Blake [Bortles] stayed with me, he stayed patient, and I was wide open. The defender had fallen, and I was right in the end zone."

(on the chemistry of the passing attack) "It's the chemistry we built. This offseason, we all stayed in Jacksonville for a certain amount of time. It's just the chemistry, talking through things. And out there on the field, it's just getting timing down. Our chemistry is going to continue to build especially since we all came in at the same time. So, we are just going to continue to build."

(on winning on the road) "That's major. It's the first time since I've been here. It means a lot in the NFL. If you want to be a good team, you have to win away and at home. The main thing for us is just being able to finish games away and home. We've had opportunities to win games, but we just didn't finish them. So, the main thing about today is we fought until there was no time left on the clock."

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DT Abry Jones

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(on the defense) "I think we played pretty solid. I think we continued on what we've been building the past few weeks. Our big weakness was we couldn't get any take aways. So, we tried to fix that today, and I think we had a pretty good day today with that."

(on his play) "I just got what everybody else helped me get really."

(on Joe Flacco's fumble) "We had a little blitz called where I came outside. And I saw [Joe] Flacco. I had no chance to get him, but I reached out, and [Tyson Alualu] forced him right into my hand. And, I was able to get my hand on the ball. I didn't really know whether I got it out. I was really just focusing on getting Flacco down. That was really just a bonus. I was really happy to get that."

(on winning on the road) "It's real big. Especially after last year, we played them pretty good. It's definitely good to come here and finally get that win after we know that this is a team [the Ravens] that we can compete with. And the way we won is just icing on the cake. This is really big for us, and it's a turnaround for the second half of the season. And going into a short week, you need a little extra 'oomph' to get you ready to go back and play Thursday. And the way we won today will definitely carry us into Thursday."

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QB Blake Bortles

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(on the game's final drive) "I was just out there trying to do something to get us down the field. Truthfully, I probably threw down the middle of the field too much, but it worked out for us. That was probably the wildest finish I've ever been involved in."

(on the face mask penalty) "I knew right away that [linebacker Elvis Dumervil] had grabbed my face mask. I was just happy that the officials saw it. When they called the penalty, I knew we would get another play."

(on PK Jason Myers) "We have a ton of confidence in Jason Myers. When he ran out there to kick the field goal, I knew he would make it. He has a really strong leg, and he has great composure. He's always ready to go."

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K Jason Myers

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(on his preparation for the game-winning FG) "I was ready for it. Once we got the ball back, I spent my time concentrating and preparing for a chance I hoped would come."

(on whether he was aware of the distance for the FG) "Honestly, I peeked to see how far it was, but it doesn't really matter. You just have to focus and hit the ball. I was happy because I hit that ball as well as I could. That's one of the biggest kicks I've ever made."

(on the chaotic finish) "I really wasn't aware of what was going on. I was focusing on staying calm. If you get too involved with the emotions of what's happening on the field, you'll over-kick, and that's bad."

CB Davon House

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(on his big game – eight tackles and two INTs) "It feels much better to play like that when we win. Honestly, I could have had three interceptions. I don't understand why they keep throwing at me. I am good at deep balls, and they threw a lot of deep balls in my area today. Joe Flacco is a great quarterback, and he trusts his receivers. I was fortunate to get great position on both of the interceptions."

(on the team's streak of no interceptions recently) "We haven't let that get us down. I kept telling my guys that they will come, and when they come, they will come in bunches. But we really haven't had many chances to intercept passes this season."

(on the team's narrow win) "I really appreciate this win. It's a great team win, and we should celebrate for a little while before we get ready for the next game. It's really tough to beat Baltimore in this stadium, and this is really an achievement for this team. We've had a lot of close losses this season. We could be 6-3 with a few breaks. That makes this victory even better."

(on his INTs) "On the first interception, I was just doing my technique, and the ball came to me. On the second pick, it was a fade, and I had great position on the receiver. This was definitely one of my better games. One of the things I did was watch the video board during plays. Eddie George used to do that. Terrell Williams does it. I figure if it's there, I might as well watch to see how the play's developing."

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